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  1. To get the multiple designs, are you laying out multiple copies on your design or are you letting the cutter do the repeating on it's own?
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    Help! Liyu SC631 not cutting detailed designs properly

    Blade depth would be the first guess? How did you set the depth?
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    CS630 X&Y axis deformation

    Are you using Glass Eye to do the actual cutting or is it just the design software?
  4. A 45 would probably last a bit longer and as long as you're not doing super detailed work it should get the job done.
  5. Paper will dull the blade surprisingly quick.
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    MH machine Bluetooth?

    If you're just looking for a way to go wireless, you might look into a wifi USB hub. It is a pretty new technology and I haven't heard of anyone on here trying one out but might work. Although when I google it, I don't get many results and the ones that I do find are sold out/unavailable.
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    MH machine Bluetooth?

    If you're really tech savvy you could probably rig up something using a RaspberryPI, could be a fun project but probably cheaper, certainly easier and faster to just buy a Prism
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    Cut Order

    +1, trying to get a cad/DXF file to work on a cutter is a nightmare.
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    Sure Cuts Alot Pro 3 makes wonky cuts

    I suspect you have more wrong than just the cutting strip, but the cutting strip is not helping matters. Get that replaced and we'll go from there. I suspect you'll see an improvement, but it won't be perfect.
  10. slice is correct. the MH is a very "dumb" cutter. It just cuts, no smarts to it at all.
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    Grounding without a Stand

    No, plastic is an insulator. If that is case you will want something like this: https://uscutter.com/Anit-Static-Kit-for-Vinyl-Cutters/ it's basically just a metal wire that drapes across the vinyl grounding it to the cutter.
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    Grounding without a Stand

    The issue of grounding is not the cutter or even the stand for that matter, the issue is the vinyl itself. As you stated the cutter is grounded through the outlet and internal wiring. The problem is the vinyl is what is generating the static and it has no place to go other than through the blade. The static discharge into the blade will also pass through the various electronics before it gets to ground. The fix is to ground the vinyl itself so that static does not build up. This is most easily accomplished by grounding the stand since the vinyl is touching the stand all the time static can not build up on it. The other option is a grounding wire/cable that drapes across the back of the cutter and touches the vinyl as is feed into the cutter.
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    rohs 721 driver

    What good does a virtual comm port do? A real comm port is needed to talk to the cutter, no?
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    rohs 721 driver

    Try the serial port on the cutter. The USB port on the MHs are just trouble.
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    Carriage not lifting/lowering

    On the MH cutter it is a simple 741 op-amp chip. Chances are good it's the same on yours, look for a small 8 pin chip that has 741 on it.
  16. have you tried re downloading the install program? That error message would seem to indicate the file is corrupted and can not be extracted. Or it is trying to extract it to a location that you do not have write access to. Seems unlikely since all the other files extracted ok, but might try re-running the program with admin rights.
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    MH721 & Graphics Software options

    Most any software will work, it's just a matter of getting the communications working between the computer and cutter. You're best bet is to use the serial port on the cutter and forget about the USB. If you do not have a serial port on your computer a Tripp-Lite Keyspan adapter will be needed. There are several adapters and they are not all created equal. Most do not work with the MH, the Keyspan is known to work and is the go to recommendation from everyone on these forums. Once you get the adapter you simply setup the comm port and baud rate in your software to match the cutter and you'll be good to go. Signblaze is free and should work, although I don't know if anyone has tried running it on windows 10. If you want to stick with free, Inkscape can be made to cut although it's not a true cutting program and is missing several nice to have feature. Vinyl Master, not free, but a very good cutting program. You can get the cheaper version, Vinyl Master cut which has very limited design features, but it will cut and you can use other programs such as Inkscape to design with. This is typically what I do. I have a hire level of VM, but I rarely use it to design in because I learned to design with Inkscape first and VM does things differently and as a result it takes me longer in VM than Inkscape and I just haven't bothered to learn to do it in VM.
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    Cutting issue

    Sorry, about the his thing, not paying attention to screen names and just habit posting to largely male heave forums.
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    Cutting issue

    While it can't hurt to try different software, I don't think it's a software thing. His cutter is an MH and the pressure on those are not controllable through software, only the control panel on the cutter. When the cutter finished cutting and it's just barely scratching the vinyl, if you start another job without making any adjustments does it start good or does it still only scratch? Or what do you have to do to get it to start cutting good again? You say it fails about half way through a design. Have you tried a simpler design? Is the failure a consistent amount of time after the cut starts? My thinking here is there is some sort of electronics drain and the power to the sednoid fading for some reason.
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    Cutting issue

    You say it makes the motions but doesn't cut, what about the cutting head, is it moving up and down still?
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    trying to convert this to cut

    And as far a logo to recreate, that one is going to be pretty easy. What specifically are you having trouble with?
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    Iron on vinyl

    The mat is only needed if your cutter needs it or if the vinyl being cut is too small. Just load the vinyl in your SC, shinny side down, mirror the cut and you're good to go.
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    Help Identifying Vinyl Cutter

    What's the "Leave" button on the control panel do? That what you press when you're fed up and done for the day? ha
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    Mh721 SC Mid cut

    Going to need a bit more information. What have you tried? Does every cut stop midway through, or just a specific design? What software are you using? Is the cutter/vinyl grounded? Are you using USB or Serial? Did it ever work?
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    Old blazer I need to upgrade

    Nothing wrong wrong with xp and several here still use xp machines to cut. if you do upgrade a tripp-lite kingspan usb to serial adapter is what you’ll want to connect to your cutter. signblazer is no longer supported, creator passed away but it’s still a very useful tool. If you want a. Newer design program Inkscape is free and quite powerful.